Morse has a history with manager Bo Porter. Porter was the third base coach in Washington when Morse played with the Nationals. The 31-year-old had his best seasons in Washington, and is looking to bounce back after a .215/.270/.381 slash line.
Milwaukee also has an offer out to first baseman Corey Hart, which could impact how hard they go after Morrison. The 26-year-old Morrison struggled through an injury-riddled season, hitting .242/.333/.375 in 293 at-bats.
The offer is said to be a one-year deal worth $3 million. The 28-year-old Chamberlain had a 4.93 ERA in 42 innings last season.
The team was said to be in on the bidding for Choo, but the recent trade that netted them Mark Trumbo will likely take them out of the market. They may still discuss bringing Choo in, but it looks like they'll focus more on the prominent free-agent pitchers.
The Twins are also said to be talking to the 36-year-old pitcher. Arroyo is said to be seeking a multi-year deal. Last season, he had a 3.79 ERA in 202 innings.
Reds general manager Walt Jocketty said the team is not trading the 27-year-old pitcher. Bailey posted a 3.49 ERA in 209 innings last season.
Three teams have asked the
Ackley struggled at the beginning of the season, but showed some promise after a demotion to the minors. Seattle began using Ackley in the outfield last season, though he also has experience as a second baseman. The
Ackley hit .253/.319/.341 in 384 at-bats.
A three-team deal involving the
The Angels will receive pitcher
With Brian McCann gone, Gattis seemed like the natural replacement, but Gonzalez had indicated earlier in the offseason that the team had a few options behind the plate. Gattis hit .243/.291/.480 in 354 at-bats last season.
Strasburg had surgery to remove bone chips from his elbow early in the offseason, and there was some thought he might need some time to get ready during camp. Williams said Strasburg's rehab was going well. Strasburg had a 3.00 ERA in 183 innings last season.